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UCC/GNAT/GES Switch Program Admission For JHS Teachers Intending To Teach At SHS

Ghana Education Service Approves and Recommends University of Cape Coast’s (UCC’s) Switch 3.1 Programme” To Teachers

 

ABOUT THE SWITCH PROGRAMME:
Through the College of Distance Education, the University of Cape Coast has introduced a three-semester programme dubbed “Switch” to teachers in the Ghana Education Service (GES) to enhance in-service teachers’ professional development.

THE PROGRAMME WILL:

>>> Offer in-service teachers the opportunity to improve their content
knowledge;
>>> Provide the opportunity for the in-service teachers to competently teach at all levels.
>>> Provide avenues for those teaching subjects other than their majors at the Senior High School level to upgrade their content areas and be more effective; and
>>> Offer teachers growth and developmental opportunities to enable them to pursue further academic programmes related to their content areas.

The proposed programmes cover specialization in the following areas;
Bachelor of Education (Arts) with specialization in English, History,
Ghanaian Languages.
Bachelor of Education (Mathematics).
Bachelor of Education (Information Technology).
Bachelor of Education (Social Science) with specialization in Economics and Geography.
Bachelor of Education (Science) with specialization in Physics, Chemistry
and Biology.
Bachelor of Education (Social Studies).
Bachelor of Education (Accounting).
Bachelor of Education (Management).
Bachelor of Education (Home Economic with specialization in Food and
Nutrition, Clothing and Textiles).

 

The mode of engagement is a ‘blended mode, structured to enhance in-service teachers’ 21st – century skills such as presentation, social, technological and communication skills.
The Switch 3.1 programme is intended to start in September, 2023 at selected
study centers.

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) in partnership with the University of Cape Coast (UCC) has introduced a Bachelor of Education (BEd) programme to afford basic school teachers the opportunity to teach at various senior high schools in Ghana.

The one-year programme dubbed SWITCH is to equip teachers with a degree in basic education to scale up their knowledge in secondary education within a three-semester duration.

If an individual is already at the senior high school and does not hold the requisite qualification to teach the subject you are handling, this is an opportunity to acquire the certificate.

What is the duration of the programme?

Is three (3) semesters in one year. Is a specialization programme which would afford learners in-depth knowledge of content and pedagogical skills. There will be a teaching practice aspect at the senior high school under supervision.

How is the programme going to be organized?

weekends lecture face-to-face and a midweek lecture on Zoom.

The forms are normally available from the 3rd week of of May pending any changes from UCC.

The deadline for the purchase of forms is normally scheduled for the mid of July.

What are the Fees for the UCC SWITCH Programme?

Fees per semester ranged between GHS1500 to GHS2000 at the last sales with flexible terms of payment.

Study Centres for the UCC SWITCH Programme

There are currently 10 study centres across all the regional capitals and other centres would be created based on the location of the majority of applicants to ensure the centres are closer to the students.

The study centres are as follows;

  1. Kumasi
  2. Accra
  3. Tema
  4. Kasoa
  5. Sefwi Wiaso
  6. Ho
  7. Sunyani
  8. Tamale
  9. Techiman
  10. Bolga
  11. Wa
  12. Koforidua
  13. Cape coast
  14. Takoradi

The program’s target group is those who are interested in teaching at the SHS level and persons who want vertical career progression in their disciplines.

 

List Of UCC Switch 3.1 Programs

SWITCH 3.1 PROGRAMMES

BACHELOR OF EDUCATION

  1. Arts (English, History, Ghanaian Language)
  2. Science
  3. Accounting
  4. Mathematics
  5. Social Studies
  6. Home Economics
  7. Information Technology

What are the requirements For UCC Switch 3.1 B.Ed SHS Program

POTENTIAL APPLICANTS FOR SWITCH 3.1 PROGRAMME

The potential applicants for the Switch 3.1 Programmes are listed below.

Holders of Bachelor of Education in:

  1. Educational Psychology
  2. Educational Foundation
  3. Educational Psychology and Foundation
  4. Basic Education
  5. other relevant Degrees in Education

How To Apply For UCC Switch 3.1 Program

SWITCH 3.1 PROGRAM MODE OF APPLICATION

All interested applicants are to apply for the program via apply.ucc.edu.gh

SWITCH 3.1 PROGRAMME MODE OF DELIVERY

The mode of delivery for the Switch 3.1 programs is Face-to-Face.

 

COST OF SWITCH 3.1 PROGRAM APPLICATION VOUCHER

The cost of the application voucher was pegged at GH¢155.00 in the previous year and could be obtained at any of the Regional Offices/Study Centres Coordinators.

You can purchase the shape using Mobile Money shortcodes for buying UCC Distance Forms 9663*555# or/ *772*40#

FOR ENQUIRIES

Call:

0503934094

0257902899

0530072084

0530057033

0530060977

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